I've got a 1994 Nissan pickup.
- I had new shocks installed about 3 years ago
- I replaced the ball joints about 2 years ago
- I replaced the tie rods and front brake calipers about 1 year ago
- I had the center link replaced about 1 year ago
I put less than 10,000 miles a year on the truck, so the shocks (Monroe Matic, Lifetime Warranty) should have under 30,000 miles on them.
I started noticing a rattling or jiggling noise coming from the front of the truck about a year ago, but a front end alignment shop (Meineke) told me I had rocks in my heat shields.
My exhaust manifolds had bad leaks, so about a month ago I removed them to install headers. Now, I do not have any heat shields.
I do, however, still have that same rattle/giggle noise coming from the front of the truck.
I took the truck to a tire shop, but the mechanic was not able to find it. He said he could not even hear the noise.
I finally captured this noise by using a plastic cable tie to secure a recorder to the inside of the fender well on my truck.
The sound is very apparent starting about 5 seconds into the clip and continues until about 23 seconds in. After that, the wind noise picked up and made the sound impossible to hear.
I want to get some ideas from someone on what I should check. It sounds like a nut is lose and some part is about to fall off.